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Muslims pray at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Mich. The U.S. Muslim community increased 160 percent from approximately 1 million members in 2000 to 2.6 million in 2010. The same census found that membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rose 45 percent over the same period. (Associated Press)

Muslims pray at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Mich. The U.S. Muslim community increased 160 percent from approximately 1 million members in 2000 to 2.6 million in 2010. The same census found that membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rose 45 percent over the same period. (Associated Press)

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